Kushequa 4-6-0 "Ten-wheeler" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Theodore Roosevelt (Locobase 12679)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 22, p. 188. Works number was 22222 in May 1903.

One of many Pennsylvania short lines, the KRR ultimately connected Camp Halsey with Farmers Valley, which were 24 1/2 miles apart. It was not a well-founded line, apparently, as it was closed in 1906. At that point the engine went to work on the Mount Jewett, Kinzua & Ritterville, which crossed the abandoned KRR at Gaffney.

The TR was scrapped in 1930.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
ClassTheodore Roosevelt
Locobase ID12,679
Number in Class1
Road Numbers13
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)13.83
Engine Wheelbase (ft)24.06
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.57
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)86,000
Engine Weight (lbs)111,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)62,000
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)173,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals)3000
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)48
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)56
Boiler Pressure (psi)160
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)18" x 24"
Tractive Effort (lbs)18,885
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.55
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)125
Grate Area (sq ft)20.80
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)1600
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)1600
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume226.35
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation3328
Same as above plus superheater percentage3328
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area20,000
Power L14701
Power MT361.53

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